January 2016 Archives

What Louisiana drivers should know about a fatal CA bus crash

Louisiana residents may not be aware of a bus accident that occurred on the west coast that turned fatal. Authorities report that a Greyhound bus driver whose vehicle collided with safety barrels on a Northern California highway reported being fatigued before the accident. The bus flipped onto its side, resulting in the deaths of two female passengers and the hospitalization of at least eight other individuals.

Volvo says no fatalities in its cars by 2020

Louisiana Volvo drivers may be safer in a few years if the company's promise comes true that by 2020, no one will be killed or seriously injured in its vehicles. The company plans to use a combination of technology that is already in some of its cars with technology that is being developed for driverless cars to continue making its vehicles safer.

Van accident claims life of campaign staffer

Louisiana residents who support presidential hopeful Ben Carson may be interested in knowing more about an accident that claimed the life of one of his staffers on Jan. 19. According to media sources, the 25-year-old man has succumbed to injuries that he suffered when the van in which he was traveling was broadsided by another vehicle near Atlantic, Iowa. Sources indicate that icy conditions may have been a factor in the fatal incident.

Investigation into fatal Louisiana head-on crash ongoing

The Louisiana State Police have reported that a Jan. 15 traffic accident in Tangipahoa Parish involving three vehicles left a 60-year-old woman dead and a 64-year-old man clinging to life. The fatal crash took place at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Interstate 55 near Hammond. Police filed no immediate charges against any of the drivers involved, but a LSP representative said that the investigation into the crash was ongoing.

Determining reckless actions in Louisiana

When individuals make egregious decisions that they should have known or knew would cause harm, it could be the basis for a lawsuit. From a legal standpoint, recklessness means that an individual knew that his or her action would hurt another person. While the legal definition stops just short of intent to harm someone, it is generally more serious than negligence.

Toyota crash raises possibility of manufacturing defects

Louisiana drivers may have taken note of an accident in California that led to the deaths of five people. The investigation indicates that the vehicle, a Toyota Yaris, may have entered into an uncontrollable acceleration, which would have robbed the driver of the ability to control the vehicle at a critical time and possibly contributed to the fatal accident. This raises suspicions that the unintended acceleration may have its source in manufacturing defects, a problem that has affected Toyota vehicles in the past.

Wrong-way driver among those killed in fatal crash

Motorists and their passengers who have been seriously injured in accidents on Louisiana roadways may have heard about a horrific crash in South Florida. According to news sources, five vehicles were involved in a wrong-way collision that claimed the lives of five people on Dec. 30. Reports indicate that two additional people were transported to area hospitals for treatment in connection with the deadly incident.

Hillary Clinton's Secret Service detail involved in accident

Few things make Louisiana motorists more uncomfortable on an undivided road than the knowledge that an oncoming vehicle could cross into their path at any moment. This scenario is concerning for drivers because they know that sudden lane changes will rarely give them sufficient time to collect their thoughts and take the steps necessary to avoid a crash. Police have reported that a head-on collision in New Hampshire on Dec. 29 left a 45-year-old man dead and six other road users injured.

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